Politics

CA Props 16, 18 may affect young people

CA Props 16, 18 may affect young people

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 19, 2020

There are 12 state propositions on the November ballot this year, and two of the most controversial may have special ramifications for California's young people.

Political Notebook: School parcel tax among local SF measures

Political Notebook: School parcel tax among local SF measures

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 19, 2020

A slightly lower school parcel tax than the one passed two years ago is among the dozen local ballot measures San Francisco voters will decide in the November 3 election.

Political Notes: Pelosi secures nod of progressive SF LGBTQ Dem club

Political Notes: Pelosi secures nod of progressive SF LGBTQ Dem club

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 19, 2020

After sitting out the March primary race for San Francisco's 12th House District, the progressive Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club has endorsed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) in the November 3 general election.

Biden officially nominated on second night of virtual DNC as wife, Jill, gives upbeat speech

Biden officially nominated on second night of virtual DNC as wife, Jill, gives upbeat speech

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 18, 2020

Joseph R. Biden Jr. was officially nominated as the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nominee during the second (virtual) session of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, which was followed by a speech delivered by his wife, Jill Biden.

Trump announces posthumous pardon of Susan B. Anthony

Trump announces posthumous pardon of Susan B. Anthony

In the midst of a controversy over President Donald Trump's attempts to interfere with the right of citizens to vote by mail, he made a surprise announcement Tuesday morning that he will sign a posthumous presidential pardon for Susan B. Anthony.

Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama wow at virtual Dem convention

Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama wow at virtual Dem convention

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 17, 2020

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a powerful speech at Monday's opening of the virtual Democratic National Convention, laying out the reasons why voters should reject another four years of President Donald Trump.

LGBTQ Agenda: Hearing on trans wellness bill moved to Thursday

LGBTQ Agenda: Hearing on trans wellness bill moved to Thursday

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 17, 2020

A bill that would create a Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund to provide health grants to trans-led organizations and hospitals that passed the state Assembly has been given new life by a Senate health committee vote to move it forward.

Delegates and others begin virtual Democratic convention

Delegates and others begin virtual Democratic convention

There will be a lot of history made at this week's Democratic National Convention. Some will be highly visible — like primetime closing night speeches by two high-profile LGBTQ leaders.

Biden campaign holds 'Out for LGBTQ+ Women' meeting

Biden campaign holds 'Out for LGBTQ+ Women' meeting

Joe Biden's campaign held a wide-ranging virtual national conversation for LGBTQ+ women August 13, as participants praised his selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate and expressed hope for a future under a new administration.

Wiener fights back against QAnon conspiracies over sex offender registry bill

Wiener fights back against QAnon conspiracies over sex offender registry bill

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 13, 2020

State Senator Scott Wiener held a news conference with other public officials and nonprofit leaders August 13 to clarify what his sex offender registry bill would do in the face of alleged attacks from adherents of QAnon conspiracy theories.

Gay Fremont mayoral candidate clarifies he is not yet a lawyer

Gay Fremont mayoral candidate clarifies he is not yet a lawyer

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 13, 2020

In 2018, when Justin Sha sought a Fremont City Council seat, his ballot designation told voters he was an "entrepreneur/law clerk." Yet having graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law that year, Sha also claimed to be a lawyer.

Political Notebook: Few out women on SF fall ballot

Political Notebook: Few out women on SF fall ballot

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 12, 2020

The number of out women in elected municipal positions in San Francisco has no chance of increasing this year, as it appears only one female LGBTQ candidate filed to run for a local race this fall.

Editorial: B.A.R. ballot measure endorsements

Editorial: B.A.R. ballot measure endorsements

  • POLITICS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 12, 2020

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's recommendations for the California propositions on the November 3 ballot.

9th Circuit puts temporary stay on release of Prop 8 tapes

9th Circuit puts temporary stay on release of Prop 8 tapes

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 12, 2020

The tapes of the landmark 2010 Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial will not be released Wednesday due to a temporary stay ordered by the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals August 11.